2013 Nissan Rogue SV

The Good The 2013 Nissan Rogue SV makes good use of its power with a responsive CVT. The crossover's handling is smooth and predictable. The SL package upgrade adds a lot of tech for not a lot of money.

The Bad The screen for navigation and cameras is small and located low on the dashboard. The Rogue doesn't have Bluetooth audio streaming.

The Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Rogue SV surprises with good available safety and infotainment tech and above-average performance.

Editors' Rating
  • Cabin tech 6.0
  • Performance tech 7.0
  • Design 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Review

2013 Nissan Rogue SV

The Nissan Rogue sort of flies under the radar as one of, in my opinion, the lower-profile models in Nissan's lineup. It's not as funky as the Juke, as sporty as the Z, or as desirable as the GT-R. In my eyes, the Rogue lives in the Murano's shadow and I often mistake one for the other at a glance.

So you can understand why I was in no rush to hop behind the wheel of the 2013 Nissan Rogue SV that recently found itself parked in the Car Tech garage and why I was totally unprepared to love this little crossover as much as I did.

Power train and performance
Under the Rogue's unassuming hood is an equally unassuming 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that outputs 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. That power flows through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and, ultimately, to the front wheels. At an additional cost, an all-wheel drive (AWD) system is available that still defaults to front-drive under most conditions, but can shift up to 50 percent of the available torque to the rear axle when it detects slippage.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $20,310
  • Brand Nissan
  • Engine 4 Cylinder Engine
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • MPG 25 MPG
  • Passenger Capacity 5
  • Body Type Crossovers, SUVs
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